Ireland national netball team

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Ireland national netball team
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Region Europe
Head coach Kaylea McQuade
Manager Emma Layton
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The Ireland national netball team is the national netball team of Ireland. Ireland’s highest ranking at international competition was in 1991 where they finished 10th at the IFNA World Netball Championships.[1] As of July 2012, Ireland were 28th in the IFNA World Rankings.[2][unreliable source?] The current team members are below.

Ireland national netball team
Players Coaching staff
  • Níamh Murphy (c)
  • Hannah Dwyer
  • Trish Fanning
  • Alice Higginbotham
  • Zara Houston
  • Wendy Howell
  • Rhian Humphreys
  • Jan Hynes
  • Helen Joyce
  • Rebekah Meinders
  • Charlotte Lynch
  • Sinéad O'Connor
  • Genevieve Slater
  • Sacha Shipway
  • Anna Heffernan
  • Holly Corboy
  • Head coach: Kaylea McQuade
  • Manager: Emma Layton

The Irish team claimed their first Netball Europe Festival win in Gilbraltar in June. Ireland took on Malta, Israel, Switzerland and hosts Gibraltar on their way to the crown in what was their first time playing world ranking games. Losing only once in the opening round, they dominated the competition and finished with an emphatic 53-17 win over Gibraltar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Netball". Netball Ireland. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFNA_World_Rankings